What is the definition of a subatomic proton?
Is no such thing, or is it called a subatomic particle?
- ClintLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
A proton is a Composite subatomic particle, meaning that it is smaller than an atomic nucleus but it is composed of other particles. (specifically two up quarks and 1 down quark)
They are just called particles however, You wouldn't usually refer to a "subatomic proton" you'd just say "A proton".
A Proton is a positively charged particle that makes up part of an atomic nucleus. There is also a Neutron, which is similar in size to the proton but has no net charge. (Neutrons are composed of 2 down quarks and 1 up quark)
And the electron, which is much smaller than both the proton and the neutron and they exist outside atomic nucleus.
True subatomic particles are things Inside protons and neutrons, like quarks or neutrinos etc...
- Anonymous1 decade ago
a proton is a subatomic particle
I guess the definition would be that it is a subatomic particle which carries a psoirtive charge
- IridflareLv 71 decade ago
A proton is a subatomic particle consisting of two up quarks and one down quark.
- 1 decade ago